There’s been plenty of speculation about the marriage of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Divorce rumors swirled, along with reports of Ben leaving before Jennifer’s birthday on a mid-life crisis trip to Canada. Those divorce rumors were debunked by the Gossip Cop, who noted a rock-solid source that said the Affleck family was fine, reports the Inquisitr.
As if to refute the notion that all is fine in Affleck-land, United Press International has pointed to a new video that shows Ben not wearing his wedding ring. Jennifer turned 43 on April 17. UPI states that the video from a Canadian gas station was recorded around April 18, and the upload date for the 33-second long video is April 20. However, the actual date that Ben was there was Thursday, April 16, reports the Chronicle Herald — the day before Jen’s birthday.
In the video, viewers can see Affleck wearing a dark hat, pulled down over his head. That disguise isn’t enough for the Cheticamp gas station attendant not to recognize Ben, because he stops and shakes his hand. As Affleck puts his left hand on the counter, it appears as if no wedding ring can be seen.
“A gas station manager got a big surprise last week when he says the Hollywood actor stopped by to fuel up.”
That man who helped Ben was Mike Gibbon, a guy who talked about rumors swirling around that Affleck had purchased hiking boots earlier in the area and was considering buying property. Affleck was also rumored to have attended a western Buddhist monastery’s retreat in Pleasant Bay — and although the Chronicle Herald reports that none of those rumors have been verified, it’s easy to see how the lack of a wedding ring and other rumors could fly.
The fact that Ben wasn’t wearing his ring as he appeared to purchase a drink, however, doesn’t mean that Ben and Jen are headed for divorce court. As reported by the Daily Mail, both Affleck and Garner are currently filming in Canada — only in different cities.
On Wednesday, April 29, Jennifer landed in Montreal, Quebec. Ben, meanwhile, turned up in Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday, April 28. Garner is filming Nine Lives, a movie with a weird premise, according to IMDB.
“A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat.”
Ben surprised fans that Tuesday by stepping out a movie Toronto set appearing to be Bruce Wayne, Batman’s alter ego. Affleck could have a surprise role in Suicide Squad, a film about supervillains going on dangerous missions in exchange for their freedom.
[Image via surveillance video]